Camera-Ready Hair & Makeup Tips

In addition to every-day tips, there are photo-specific makeup and hair tips that might change your regular morning routine before a portrait session. From when to schedule your root-touch-ups and trims, to what makeup techniques make you look younger, pick and choose what you do to look your very best. At the end, we’ll also hear from the salon experts at Elements … Read More

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Tips for Flattering Positioning Between YOU and the Camera

When you hear “selfie”, what image do you envision? I see a goofy looking subject, holding a phone high, positioning it on a down angle… probably making pursed lips or some sort of goofy face, flashing a peace sign or other hand-gesture. This “pose” may seem cliche, but we can learn something from the “classic selfie” that many of us … Read More

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Picking Your Perfect Color Pallet

“What should I wear?” Photographers want their lovely subjects want to look their very best. Wondering what you to wear begins with what color pallet you plan to rock at your photo session. So what works and what doesn’t? It all depends on… EVERYTHING! The type of photo session, the location, the backdrop, your style, your skin tones, and whatever colors … Read More

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Finding Beautiful Light ANYWHERE

The last couple months we covered posing / positioning, from capturing a genuine smile and several tips on head positioning, to the perfect poses for your body, arms, and legs. But without the proper lighting, you can pull out every posing trick in the book and still have a poor photograph. So today we’re going to talk about how to find beautiful light, … Read More

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It’s All About Angles – Body Positioning

Last month we talked all about capturing a genuine smile and several tips on head positioning, today we’re going to zoom out and talk about the full figure from head to toe. The camera adds 10 pounds they say… I think it adds more like 30 pounds. Let’s figure out how to shave off some of that unwelcomed fake-weight. THE TORSO. Want … Read More

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Ignite Carroll 2017 – Posing Dos & Don’ts: A Photographer’s Selfie Guide to Hiding 10-20 Pounds

I presented to a live audience a couple months ago!! This being my second appearance at Ignite Carroll, I decided to talk about a topic we can all appreciate: how to look your best in photographs. And I don’t think I disappointed my audience! I gave several bits of advice that the audience could apply to every day photo ops, … Read More

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